Wilder Mann photographer Charles Fréger book explores ancient traditions of…
Kukeri, Bulgarian ritual (varies pr region) 2 scare evil spirits, visit th peoples' houses at night so "th sun wouldnt catch them on th road". After going around th village they gather at th square wildly & amuse th people
The Dogon Lesiga mask is quite similar to the larger "Sirige" mask but danced differently, and with different meaning.
Másk & Costume of Cantabria, Spain 2014 - Parade "Vijanera de Silió, Molledo"
Magnhild Kennedy: masks - "I am DAMSELFRAU Mask maker from the frozen soil of Norway. Maximalist sprung from the loins of minimalists.
Beautiful Hand and Friendly Society, Arie-Shola Masquerade, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2008 photo by Phyllis Galembo
Africa An Egungun during the Voodoo ceremony in Benin. Voodoo is an official religion in Benin and means spirit or deity. It origin is from Benin, but is an indigenous organised religion of coastal West Africa, from Togo to Benin.
'Kukeri' dancers (Bulgarian mummers) from Bulgaria's Shiroka Laka festival. These Kukeri are used to scare away evil spirits.
Akata Dance Masquerades, Ogoja, Nigeria, Photographed by Phyllis Galembo.
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou: Egungun Project. A Sumptuous Masquerade
Untitled (Egungun series) Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou at Jack Bell Jack Bell, who travels the world to bring the unexpected to his Mason’s Yard space, is showing Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, the leading photographer from the Republic of Benin
Kuker masks at XIX International Festival of Masquerade Games Pernik, 2010